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A regional atmosphere-ocean climate system model (CCLMv5.0clm7-NEMOv3.3-NEMOv3.6) over Europe including three marginal seas: on its stability and performance

Primo, Cristina; Kelemen, Fanni D.; Feldmann, Hendrik; Ahrens, Bodo


The frequency of extreme events has changed, having a direct impact on human lives. Regional climate models help us to predict these regional climate changes. This work presents an atmosphere-ocean coupled regional climate system model (RCSM, with the atmospheric component COSMO-CLM and the ocean component NEMO) over the European domain, including three marginal seas: the Mediterranean, the North and the Baltic Seas. To test the model, we evaluate a simulation of more than one hundred years (1900–2009) with a spatial grid resolution of about 25 km. The simulation was nested into a coupled global simulation with the model MPI-ESM, whose ocean temperature and salinity was nudged to an MPI-ESM ocean-ice component forced with the 20th Century Reanalysis (20CR). The evaluation shows the robustness of the RCSM and discusses the added value by the coupled marginal seas over an atmosphere-only simulation. The coupled system runs stable for the complete 20th century and provides a better representation of extreme temperatures compared to the atmosphere-only model. The produced long-term dataset will allow an improved study of extreme events, helping us to better understand the processes leading to meteorological and climate extremes and their prediction.

Preprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000098745
Veröffentlicht am 08.10.2019
DOI: 10.5194/gmd-2019-73
Zitationen: 3
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung Troposphärenforschung (IMKTRO)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1991-9611, 1991-962X
KITopen-ID: 1000098745
HGF-Programm 12.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Proc.res.f.multisc.predictab.of weather
Erschienen in Geoscientific model development discussions
Verlag Copernicus Publications
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